The pandemic turned how we work upside down almost overnight. One day there were inhouse client meetings, the next entire cities, populations and organisations were in lock down. Acknowledging that we are still in the midst of some serious relapses globally, we are now almost 18 months on from that first jarring sudden flip. Facing…Continue readingSix pandemic lessons that will improve business
As COVID-19 continues to decimate the world in 2021, it’s important, now more than ever, to remind ourselves how impactful COVID-19 is playing on minorities and in the context of Diversity and Inclusion. We are are looking back at this special episode from The Backlog podcast. Listen in Apple podcasts In this episode of The…Continue readingDiversity & Inclusion during COVID-19
We’re taking a moment to look back at the past six months and celebrating those that have paved a way for others during COVID-19. A recent World Economic Forum editorial outlined 3 leadership lessons from the age of coronavirus. 1. Lead with Empathy and Honesty2. Be Agile3. Value Your People. Based on those lessons, in…Continue readingCelebrating people, companies, Governments on their response to COVID-19
“Agile has gone from quirky and outlandish through to being the very lifeline keeping projects delivering in these changing times,” said one of our team recently. We’ve all seen them. The memes of overused business words used during COVID. Pivot. Transition. Agile. Uncertainty. And it’s getting annoying, mainly because they’re all relevant. Annoying for companies like ADAPTOVATE, who for years have…Continue readingAgile has gone from quirky & outlandish to being THE lifeline.
Leadership is about empathy. It is about having the ability to relate to and connect with people for the purpose of inspiring and empowering their lives. Oprah Winfrey The powerful role leadership plays during the pandemic has required leaders to think fast and change their leadership style to suit the challenging times. Likewise, departmental teams working with…Continue readingThe Powerful Role Leadership Plays During a Crisis.
Or as we like to call it – THE SEVEN BE’s Many of you are now working in companies that are struggling. We want to give advice for Agile teams in organisations struggling in a post-pandemic recovery. Acknowledging that for many, we are still mid-pandemic. You may be part of teams that are working through…Continue readingAdvice for Agile teams in organisations struggling in a post-pandemic recovery?
And why it’s important for companies to understand what their employee’s expectations will be. In a live video interview last week, the reclusive photographer and writer Sally Mann was asked “how’s life these days?”. She tells Sarah Meister, the photography curator at The Museum of Modern Art this: “It’s pretty much the same as it…Continue readingEmerging out of COVID-19 and lockdown – What will recovery mean to our employees.
Six traits we’ve identified in companies making the right decision during this time. In this editorial we want to explore the certain traits that are exposing organisations ability to cope with COVID-19 or not. Ask yourself – Which side of history do you want yourself, your team, your company to be on? Before we start…Continue readingVery smart people can make very dumb mistakes.
WHAT THE ADAPTOVATE GLOBAL TEAM HAVE LEARNED WORKING FROM HOME We are now post Easter. The novelty of working from home is not only wearing off for many, it’s hitting some barriers. Remote working fatigue is setting in. Are we burnt out already? Complacency about social distancing is also setting in. (and that could be…Continue readingGuide to video etiquette. Nine key tips.
By Paul McNamara. Businesses are having to adapt faster than ever to stay ahead or even survive in the dynamic environment created by COVID-19 and will need everyone working together on the right things to have any chance of succeeding. However, the ability for individuals to stay aligned and work cohesively is even harder in…Continue readingAre we all heading in the same direction now we are working remotely?
Hindsight – We all have it now. We’ve seen the memes – that March felt like a year. It’s unbelievable how much has happened in the last few weeks. And what is more incredible is the ability for an entire planet worth of humans, to change behaviour. The above chart is sobering. While it’s…Continue readingWhat would you do differently weeks ago, if you knew then what you know now?
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Due to CO-VID19 there is an increase in remote working. Here we provide our six recommendations for managing remote working teams in this uncertain time: Align your remote working teams on a goal to give purpose The goal is shared, even if the location is not. When worldwide events are uncertain, simple, clearly…Continue readingSix tips to keep your remote working teams engaged and motivated during Coronavirus